Shaw is home to the 20th Fighter Wing, which flies F-16CJs and serves as the host unit. The 20th Fighter Wing operates the 55th, 77th and 79th Fighter Squadrons, and as the host wing, it also retains the responsibility for providing facilities, personnel and material for the base's operation.
20th Operations Group
The 20th Operations Group employs approximately 80 F-16CJ fighter aircraft in conventional and anti-radiation suppression of enemy air defenses, strategic attack, counter-air, air interdiction, joint maritime operations and combat search-and-rescue missions. Read the full 20th Operations Group fact sheet.
The 20th Maintenance Group operates the 20th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, the 20th Component Maintenance Squadron, the 20th Equipment Maintenance Squadron and the 20th Maintenance Operations Squadron. Read the full 20th Maintenance Group fact sheet.
20th Mission Support Group
Shaw Air Force Base is a self-contained town, administered and maintained by the 20th Fighter Wing through the 20th Mission Support Group, supporting more than 5,400 military and civilian employees and 11,000 family members. Read the full 20th Mission Support Group fact sheet.
20th Medical Group
The 20th Medical Group provide ambulatory medical and dental services to the 20th Fighter Wing, Headquarters 9th Air Force and associate units. It is an outpatient clinic with 24-hour ambulance transport service.